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Wisconsin Deer Hunting

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  • 9/23/2016 2:30:00 PM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Fall color beginning in the north; hunters report successful archery opener  Thursday marks the first day of fall, though it can be difficult to tell through all of the wind, rain, and in some ca...
  • 9/21/2016 8:30:00 AM
    Over the weekend, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated or injured the following hunting dogs: * A Redbone hound killed on 9/16/16 in Hunter Township, Sawyer County * A Bluetick hound and a Plott/Walker hound killed in the same incident on 9/17/16 in Washburn Township, Bayfield County * A Bluetick hound killed on 9/17/16 in Blaine T...
  • 9/21/2016 8:20:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black & Tan hound on 9/15/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.   Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help r...
  • 9/21/2016 8:20:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker hound and a Bluetick hound on 9/14/16 in the same incident.  The attack occurred in Shanagolden Township, Ashland County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (d...
  • 9/20/2016 9:10:00 PM
    40th Class Reunion Yes, my friends, it HAS been 40 years!!! Please join our fellow classmates in a night of sharing memories of yesteryears, laughter and to just catch up. Location: The New Berlin Ale House (Formally known as Kuglitsch’s) Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016 Time: 7:00 - ?? It’s a mere $20.00 per...
  • 9/18/2016 7:25:00 PM
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for September 15, 2016 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Many hunting seasons open this weekend; fall color just starting in the Northwoods As cooler temperatures spread acr...
  • 9/15/2016 7:10:00 PM
    September 13, 2016 Outlook good for Northern Zone waterfowl huntingMADISON - A near record numbers of ducks reported in spring, coupled with average breeding conditions and wet summer weather have set the stage for strong fall waterfowl hunting as the North Zone duck season opens Sept. 24. - Read Full Article DNR staff team up with part...
  • 9/15/2016 7:10:00 PM
    Economic benefits of hunting in Wisconsin [PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deereconomictp.pdf>  Deer season 2016 frequently asked questions<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/DTRfaq.html> 2016 deer season fall forecast [PDF]<http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/deerfallforecast.pdf> Harvest regis...
  • 9/11/2016 4:05:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Blake Henning to the newly created position of chief conservation officer. “Blake brings a great deal of knowledge and strategic thinking to how we will manage RMEF for wildlife and land conservation into the 21st century,” said David Al...
  • 9/1/2016 8:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black and Tan hound on 8/29/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help reduce conflict...
  • 9/1/2016 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated two bear hounds on 8/27/16 in Bayfield County.  A Black and Tan hound was killed in the Town of Bayfield, and a Bluetick Hound was killed in the Town of Washburn.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminde...
  • 8/24/2016 3:25:00 PM
    Many fall hunting and trapping seasons in Wisconsin are just around the corner, and the 2016 Fall Hunting and Trapping Forecast is now available.  To view this year’s hunting and trapping forecast, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “forecast” or “hunt" DNR Customer Service staff is available to ...
  • 8/24/2016 3:20:00 PM
    On August 21st, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 7-year-old bear hound on 8/20/16 in the Town of Chippewa, Ashland County.  On August 22nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 2.5-year-old Walker hound and injured a 1.5-year-old Walker hound on 8/21/16 in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County. More informat...
  • 8/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
    HORICON, Wis. - Head to Horicon Marsh in August and take advantage of fun(and free) activities, including a Wild Women Workshop and monarch butterflytagging.*         Aug. 23, 10-11 a.m. - Explore Bow HuntingThis event is perfect for kids in fourth grade and above who are interestedin bow hunting. Attendees will l...
  • 8/18/2016 10:05:00 AM
    Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Warm weather and warm water slow some fishing, but action remained good in some areas; Perseid meteor shower this weekend  Apart from the beginning of the week and end of last weekend, when storms mov...
  • 8/10/2016 2:30:00 PM
    Eligible hunters with an interest in participating in the 2016 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are encouraged to contact a land sponsor and sign up for a hunt before the Sept. 1 hunter participation deadline. As of the June 1 sponsor application deadline, 75 landowners have enrolled nearly 77,000 acre...
  • 8/10/2016 2:25:00 PM
    On Wisconsin Outdoors sends a trophy-class thank you to everyone who hoofed their way to Deer Fest at the Washington County Fairgrounds last weekend. We had a fantastic time giving out copies of the paper and meeting a host of like-minded hunters.  There were more than enough displays and vendors on the grounds to make a tangled cedar swamp s...
  • 8/10/2016 2:25:00 PM
    Lead service line replacement program expands to cover 38 communitiesMADISON - A first-of-its kind program to replace lead service lines on qualifying private properties is being expanded to ensure funds are available for all 38 communities that requested assistance through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. - Read Full Article Se...
  • 8/10/2016 1:20:00 PM
    Empowered Dream Hunts Inc. Fundraiser Thursday, August 25th, 2016 11 a.m-8 p.m. Stage Stop Family Restaurant, Mosinee Please come to Stage Stop Family Restaurant on August 25th, 2016 between 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and enjoy a meal. A donation will be made to Empowered Dream Hunts Inc. by Stage Stop in the amount of 20% of total sales. Funds will go to...
  • 8/3/2016 4:30:00 PM
    On August 2nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 1.5-year-old Bluetick bear hound in the Town of Jacobs, Ashland County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf management") to help r...
  • 8/3/2016 4:25:00 PM
    Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless tags are available for distribution. Depending on the deer management unit, one or more Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless deer tags are included with the purchase of each gun and archery deer hunting license.   Think strategic in making your selection. Remember: All tags selected for each individual licens...
  • 8/1/2016 4:55:00 PM
    MADISON - Hunters looking to prepare for another Wisconsin deer hunt and embrace new traditions are reminded to join Department of Natural Resources staff for a livechat Thursday, Aug. 4 at noon.While Thursday's chat provides the nearest opportunity to prepare for time in the field, additional livechats will be held in August and Nov...
  • 8/1/2016 4:50:00 PM
    Bring in your trophy racks or sheds for FREEscoring from the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club.  You will automatically be entered into Best of Show Awards Competition. Bring your bows to shoot the DeerFest 3D and Pop-up Archery courses.  You can shoot for fun, or enter daily tournaments with cash and merchand...
  • 8/1/2016 4:45:00 PM
    Farmland Zone antlerless tags available; join DNR staff for helpful live chats, visit deer page to prep for another Wisconsin deer huntMADISON - One of Wisconsin's favorite pastimes - the annual deer hunt - is just around the corner. Hunters are reminded to purchase licenses early and visit dnr.wi.gov for other helpful information before ...
  • 8/1/2016 4:35:00 PM
    Courtesy of Kwik Trip YES, you read that right!  One lucky DeerFest attendee and their guest will enjoy a private lunch with Driven TV’s Pat & Nicole Reeve and Eva Shockey!  How Cool is that!!  You will be our guest on Saturday, August 6th for this DeerFest Exclusive opportunity!  You can’t...